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Delta - Chatterley Dolcevita Fusion Star, Marmo Venato

This limited edition, ten pens, and in accordance with Italian numbering, I have pen 0. It is called the Venato Marble, was made by Delta for Chatterley Pens. This pen is made from a rod of celluloid. I have the Montegrappa Extra 1930 Marble Green from the same material. Chatterly also made this penfitted with an 18 k gold nib with two different trims. Thirty-two pens with sterling silver and eighteen with Gold Vermeil.

The pen body, cap and internal mechanisms use the same as the very successful Delta Dolcevita. I find the pen a very good match for my hand and now add this one to my collection. This is a limited production of ten pens. I am very pleased to have #0. This edition is fitted with the Delta 18 k gold fusion nib.

The clip and the gold band at the base of the cap are classic Delta trim. The pen has gold vermeil (gold plate on 925 sterling silver). The small gold band gives the pen a rich look and the gold trim was a natural for the warmth of the green and gold tones of the pen. The classic Delta clip is sturdy a small ball helps with fixing the clip in a shirt pocket.

The body for this pen is celluloid. The celluloidshows the veins and colour tones of the pen very well. Being made of celluloid, the main weight of the pen is the brass piston filling system. It is a good sized pen, with the body measuring in the 14-16 mm in width.

A small cap covers the knob for the piston fill system. Unscrew the cap and you can twist the top of the piston to expel or draw up ink. Delta was known for designing and manufacturing an excellent piston. A small window just above the threads shows if there is ink in the pen.

The pen is fitted with the #6 Delta Fusion nib. That is a piece of 18 k gold is fused to a steel nib. Delta and the University in Naples conducted studies and say the combination of the two metals enhances the flow of ink. Delta produces these nibs in its factory. I find the Fusion nib a great nib to write with. I particularly like the stub.

There is hand work to the nib, and with the ten or so different Fusion nibs in stub, each writes with its own characteristics. Chatterley Dolcevita Fusion Star, Marmo Venato

Marmo Venato

 

Marmo Venato

 

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